The clip, shot by Kurdish Syrian soldiers aided by French support, shows a speeding car approaching their checkpoint rapidly from the distance.Panicked shouts can be heard as the soldiers scurry to prepare defences for the onrushing onslaught.
In the chaos, Kurdish soldiers fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the vehicle, hoping to destroy the weaponised armoured vehicle.
LAST SECOND RECUE: French special forces destroy the speeding car bomb just in time
But their aim is off and the explosive drifts harmlessly over the killing machine before detonating in the sand behind.The worried shrieks of fighters attempting to run for cover can be heard, before the charging convoy suddenly detonates in an enormous fiery explosion.
A slow motion replay of the incredible incident shows a missile, reportedly guided by French special forces, impact on the target with laser-like precision.
More than 100,000 people have seen the clip, shot near Raqqa, Syria, since it was uploaded to YouTube yesterday.
DRAMA: The footage was shot near the besieged city of Raqqa, in northern Syria